FARMERS UNDER CHIEF MAPANZURE BATTLE BLACK LEG OUTBREAK

Written by on April 4, 2019

Black leg outbreak has been reported in  Rusvinge, Mapazuli  and Mhondongori areas under chief Mapanzure  with farmers calling for  urgent   intervention by government as they are loosing their valuable livestock.
One farmer, from Mapazuli Mr Tichaona Sibanda told  Great Dyke News that  the disease is spreading and they are afraid of loosing their herds..Chief Mapanzure   confirmed the outbreak and encouraged farmers to vaccinate their cattle and work hand in hand with specialists from veterinary services.Zvishavane-Mberengwa  Veterinary  Officer Dr Claudius  Maguranyanga urged farmers to purchase vaccines as the department does not offer black leg vaccines.
He however encouraged farmers to consult veterinary officers near them to assist with knowledge and administering of  the vaccines.Black leg is a disease which causes inflammation of muscle tissue to cattle and sheep especially of young age.

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